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Should You Get a Satellite Phone?

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Get 7 Days of VideoBlocks Free ⇨ http://videoblocks.com/ThioJoe_0917 What would it be like to make a phone call from anywhere in the world with a satellite phone? More Tech Discussions ➤ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFr3c472Vstwe0Yk43UDnpqib5ReTwaJ- Subscribe Here ➤ https://www.youtube.com/user/ThioJoe?sub_confirmation=1 Everybody has a cell phone today, but they obviously don't work all the time, especially in rural areas. If you want global phone service where there is no cell service, you have to go with a satellite phone. There are several satellite services out there, most notably Iridium, Inmarsat, and Globalstar. They all work a bit differently, so I go over the advantages and disadvantages of each. I also go over the price of satellite phones, coverage, and more. ⇨This video contains a paid sponsorship and product placement. ~~~ ⇨ http://Instagram.com/ThioJoe ⇨ http://Twitter.com/ThioJoe ⇨ http://Facebook.com/ThioJoeTV ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
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Bmwryder (8 days ago)
Iridium allows a local number. I think on my phone my local number is in Arizona and it’s like $10/month.
Samy Rodriguez (13 days ago)
I though it was used for free phone calls but like any other phone it has a bill to come with it with that being said I’ll just keep my iPhone
bohemoth1 (17 days ago)
I got my satellite phone free with unlimited service. I had to pay for the service at $350.00 a month but the phone was free from the Satellite phone store. My plan is for two years. I live in Puerto Rico which puts me 18 degrees from the Equator. I get great service. Sue was my salesperson. So I have unlimited talk and text. My phone is free. The plan is only $350.00 I'm rounding it off. I have global calling. I'm living in Puerto Rico. My Sat phone is Inmarsat Is at 2 they are based in California.
youme youme (22 days ago)
Thank u. its helpful and straight.
Justice Forall (27 days ago)
Great review. I like the Iridium 9575 Push-To-Talk. I'ts cool and rugged. Just what I need. I actually need a just in case phone. Just in case I get caught out in the wilderness and my T-Mobile Service, (which sucks) don't work or I'm out of the country (U.S.A.). Renting's not for me. I like to own things. I want to purchase one, however, when I saw on this video, the charges per minute, from $6.00 a minute to 12 a minute, Jeeeeesus Christ!! Thanks, but No Thanks. I could see a dollar a minute. Maybe even 2 (and that's a big maybe). I wonder if I can buy it out right, and then purchase prepaid minutes? I think that would be best.
Marius Ciurdari (28 days ago)
Thanks for a very comprehensive review. I am usually off-roading or trekking in quite remote areas and was considering getting a sat phone but I am still not sure whether to choose Iridium or Inmarsat. Coverage is literally relative for both, even if they are industry leaders. Maybe someone who already owns either Iridium or Inmarsat could give me a hint. Thanks again for a great vid.
Peter Strauss (1 month ago)
Good basic overview, Will hold off on purchasing a sat phone. Thanks.
Thomas Hofstetter (1 month ago)
You can get a spot gen 3 for $150 from Cabalas . Much better idea
Thomas Hofstetter (1 month ago)
They are around $700
dean morris (1 month ago)
No I'll not be getting one anytime soon. Wait for improve first.
Colorado Bigfoot (1 month ago)
Satellites are not in space..no real footage of space exsists : hence the fake satellite video
Robert Drake (1 month ago)
RU a robot? I think you blinked once that entire video.
Al Coholic (1 month ago)
So a guy that thinks dialing international phone number is very complicated has 2 million subscribers. jeeez.
Prompt Legal Office (1 month ago)
Does Satellite phone work in flight?
Charles Gage (2 months ago)
Very good video. I remember the old briefcase-sized sat phones with fold-out wings for antennas. But, another item idea are those locators gizmos like "Spot" and there's another one. Anyway, these allow you to do some limited texting and also to send an "I'm okay" message to whomever. Probably good if you were hiking in Siberia or something. Primarily, I guess these are used as distress devices. "I've fallen down a cliff and I can't get up!" The sat phones are neat and if I were traveling to some political hotspot where cellphone service might be deliberately interrupted, it would be a good idea to have one. Thanks for the video! Very informative!
Piff !!!! I thought you had experience. Bummer.
Abhishek Parmar (2 months ago)
I'll be taking a road (car) trip to Himalayas to Indian Jammu and Kashmir (state) and few other states as well. I'll need it and I'll be able to afford it, so I'll be definitely buying one. I think it's a great investment in regards to safety.
Mladen Milojkovic (2 months ago)
contract killers use these
John pan (2 months ago)
Can you divert a verizon cell to an iridium satellite phone so if someone calls you will receive on your satellite phone?
Kuppling (2 months ago)
what about the international code for canada, or would it be the same as the u.s?
Kaleb99j (2 months ago)
I'd get a Spot Satellite Phone
John Stoner For Life (2 months ago)
there is much faster connections. . just looked prepaid data plans for 30GB and download ~20 000kb/s upload 6000kb/s valid for 720 days for 6000€
Kumara.k.j kanagalu (3 months ago)
Super teknkal
RADIO SURVIVOR GUY (3 months ago)
Still the two way radio work no problems
Miguel Campos (3 months ago)
These are ridiculous
Prezla men (3 months ago)
I have Satelite internet in past :)
gene fury (3 months ago)
65cents a minutes guys 100 minute plan got one for $179
George Marinos (3 months ago)
Seems like it wouldn't work well in bad weather...
Virat Kamble (3 months ago)
Will it be useful in the walking dead?
Rasheik Bailey (3 months ago)
This guy is friendly and informational I like you and I am glad I watch my first 2 videos of your channel going on to the third
Classifier _66 (3 months ago)
Satellite phones are banned in India so 90% of viewers of this video are gone
David Calderon (4 months ago)
Very good review
Jameson Cruz (4 months ago)
Lol smh
Muhd Oppo (4 months ago)
Mana ad jual benda ni?
joe rami (4 months ago)
Conclusion , 🤮
Logan MacGyver (4 months ago)
if you want a cheaper solution get a ham radio (preferably a portable (handheld or car one) and a license of course
shake jones (4 months ago)
well done mate!!!
Rob the Romanian (5 months ago)
I hate this guy
Rob the Romanian (5 months ago)
I don't like him
Mike Goodold (5 months ago)
I use mine for off-road emergencies in the wilderness. Dialing out from a Satellite phone is eazy peazy. Dialing to a Satellite phone from a cell or landline is tricky. You must dial to a Satellite phone as if you were making an international call. If you know how to do that, fine. However all phone companies do not have that ability. Thanks Joe :|
Life Circle (5 months ago)
good topics
Richard Conte (6 months ago)
Hi Joe. You can use a sattelite phone on a cruise ship
Shawn Statzer (6 months ago)
Hmm, I was considering getting one, until...Until I go back to the Philippines in approximately 1.5 years, my girlfriend and I are forced to communicate via cell phone. She uses pocket wifi and must constantly buy loads every three days. Her signal is constantly getting lost. We do much video chatting. From the looks of it, the satellite phone would not be idea. I surmise that we must continue the way we have been. Thanks for the awesome video!
Edin (6 months ago)
its trash
Derrick A. McCormick (6 months ago)
No apocalyptic scenarios!?!? I'm sure the satellites will still be up there?
Derrick A. McCormick (6 months ago)
After watching the video further I discovered smoke signals will be better🤣
Rupert C (6 months ago)
I've already heard of satellite phones.
Quetzalcoatl (6 months ago)
They are pretty much useless for the common folk.
Dancehall Daily (7 months ago)
Can they track satellite phones?
myster8086 (8 months ago)
"that will be nuts" lol
我是龙Jay (8 months ago)
I thought I'd have free service since the phone is so expensive. F that!
Cruizerstylin (8 months ago)
RENT ONE?? Can you recommend a company to rent one from?
Champas (8 months ago)
Can I use Instagram on those phones though?
shimmer (8 months ago)
If you think about it, a satellite phone has more value than a 1000 dollar phone. For example, an iPhone 10 will cost a querter of the price in two years.
Adrian Corday (8 months ago)
I always imagine using this in an apocalypse 😁
micah whitten (8 months ago)
il get on there probobly 100 wait the 700
yagami light (9 months ago)
Thank you so much, you've covered everything !
taez worls (10 months ago)
If it was rugged like the CATs60 and has all the specs of iPhone (camera, 4kvideo, wifi, app store) I would buy it
msmerlinsmagic (10 months ago)
excellent info - thank you
Nerfie Nerf (10 months ago)
This is an awesome video! Thank you for posting it. I live in Portland, Oregon which is in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. This could be very useful (and even life-saving) if we get that 8.0-9.0 earthquake that is predicted. Cell phone service and landlines will likely be unusable in the aftermath. Thanks again for the wonderful information.
Carl Maddox (11 months ago)
You are the best man eho showed the satellite phone very precisely
Silent Lessons (11 months ago)
would be great if u breakdown it down to iridium, argos, spot, etc.
Gcu Stampede (11 months ago)
Those satellite phones are used by the UN in the Mid-East especially in the desert areas. Back in the 70s my Father used to carry a suitcase that carried a phone and a mini antenna to set up so that he could get a good signal. They were very useful when in dangerous areas also. He had his own set in Baghdad before the first gulf war. Sounds like these phones have come a long way!
Robby Lopez (11 months ago)
I had to check the date of this video because it's not 1999 anymore, we already pay a thousand bucks for an iPhone lol
Jesse Cox (11 months ago)
I grew up on dial-up with an electric fence, which brought me to a grand total speed of 2kb/s. When we finally got DSL, the fence again, brought a 5mb/s connection down to 72kb/s.
Mr. Saephan (1 year ago)
I had a feeling it wasn't going to be cheap but damn. The cost of the phone ok I understand even if the phone looks like a mid 90's style but the mins. I was thinking 100-250 mins was going to be at most $150 a month but I was so so so wrong lol. That phone takes the meaning of "when money calls you pick up" to the max.
Do they work unground like in caves or mines?
John Daltrocanto (5 months ago)
Deep South Tasmania Digger. Absolutely not
Are using one of that ?god bless you
Tanner Funai (1 year ago)
Most of the information in your video is incorrect...
Paul Creel (1 year ago)
Nice video
Jackie C (1 year ago)
What does anyone think or know about the Thuraya sat sleve for Android? It's just a sleeve with antenna and u download an app that's supposed to turn yr phone into a satphone
No One Here (1 year ago)
This fucker still around???? Wow YouTube sux
M3talMaddy767 (1 year ago)
whats the download on setting up an INTERNET satalite , the goood and the bad.
Ronnette Frazier (1 year ago)
i have one and had for a while if you travel world wide a must have
Robert Brunston (1 year ago)
I won't be getting one, thanks.
joel manrique (1 year ago)
I wanna get 1 but am not in the US. Message me please. Thank you
noahmeme2 (1 year ago)
Use it on deployment in the Navy
Jeannette K (1 year ago)
Too bad the cost is outrageous. In hurricane emergency situations it would be so useful. Too bad our smartphone don't have satellite capabilities. I guess they are not that smart after all.
TheEtbetween (1 year ago)
Very good , appreciate it, thanks
NGUYEN Thuong Hien (1 year ago)
IPhone X or a Satellite Phone a for IPhone X b for Satellite Phone
Sameer Kharbanda (1 year ago)
Sat phones coming to India to knock Gsm out ...ASEAN country z ...Buiz rivalry ...Hutchison Voda Global Ceo with Reliance group of India ...
Richard Chassereau (1 year ago)
It doesn't makes sense for most consumers, but if you are an avid hiker, airplane pilot, ranking officer, or a spy then this might be a good to have.
Clifton Myrick (1 year ago)
I have a IsatPhone 2 I Pay $100.00 dollars a month for 100 rollover minutes that never expire.
Lord Of The Depths (1 year ago)
satellite phone and a rifle, the 2 staples id say to avoid being another one of the many unexplainable disappearances in the forest.
Willard (1 year ago)
Can you use them on an airliner?
Robert Montgomery (1 year ago)
We used SAT phones overseas and they worked but had connection problems.
Ag Gomez (1 year ago)
Hello, i would say the money is no problem for me like if i have to pay double. But i need to ask you, does it works to call to Cuba Unlimited times? I would appreciate if you tell me what other thing i can use to call to Cuba from USA unlimited times. Thank you.
to call another sat phone you need to enter the international dialing code of a the country where you bought the phone from b the country of the phone service provider company c the country you are currently in d the country of the sat phone call receiver that he or she is currently in e the country where the call receiver bought his or her phone f the country of the phone service provider of the call receiver's phone please help me man i am so confused
Are You Canuck?
What? GlobalStar is one of The Big Three? NOT. Only a distance number four after Thuraya.
Coding Neko (1 year ago)
hey, I see Iridium Satellites passing overhead sometimes, I get notifications on my phone when they're visible on the sky
The Horror (1 year ago)
This guy used to be a prankster that everyone hated, what happened
Afsan Gujarati (1 year ago)
Change the name of the video to "10 Reasons to NOT Buy a Satellite Phone!"
HLTech Enterprises (1 year ago)
Why so damn expensive?!
ThioJoe (1 year ago)
They are pretty niche products with low demand, and require extremely costly infrastructure
Angelo Dias (1 year ago)
What's the point in having something like that?
It would be the same as making a call with any other cellular phone because there are no satellites in "outer space" to receive a signal from. Only the towers erected on the plane Earth.
Salah H. Basha (1 year ago)
I was really interested to know about satellite phones .. Thanks for da Information
Benjamin Piper (1 year ago)
Great video. Researching Sat phones to send to family in Puerto Rico after the hurricane.
Ka Gala (1 year ago)
I was thinking it would be great to get my family in Puerto Rico a satélite phone, as it has been hard to reach them ever since Hurricane Maria, but wtf with the prices!!!!
Yacahuma X (1 year ago)
Thank you. With all the stuff going on. I am definetively buying one. I had no idea where to get the info I needed to make a decicion.
Saul Garcia (1 year ago)
Satellite phones are for drug dealers and sneaky politicians

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